Maria Cornejo is a fashion industry veteran and a native of
Chileans call their country país de poetas—land of poets. Gabriela Mistral was the first Chilean to win a Nobel Prize for Literature (1945).
Maria's career spans
In 1996, Maria and her family moved to
The Zero + Maria Cornejo collection is presented bi-annually during New York Fashion Week and in
For Spring 2008, Zero + Maria Cornejo presents an organic, minimal and romantic proposition inspired by nature, especially water.
Her clothes are directional, yet classic, fresh and timeless. They seamlessly merge into the classic American sportswear tradition lending it a new, fresh perspective.
The pastoral imagery translated on the runway into colorful pieces and interesting textural contrasts such a tangerine sweater dress, a chartreuse cocooning cardigan and several outstanding pieces in navy and royal blue interpreted in lacquered materials that were clearly reminiscent of the reflective qualities of light on a body of water.
These looks, despite their natural and organic inspiration, are perfect for a hot summer in the city, and some of the most wearable and covetable pieces for today's fashion conscious urban dweller.